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. it will feel about 100 today. this morning is not bad as far as the humidity goes. 69 degrees right now at the airports. the dew points are running in the 60's. the record today is an 97. we have the chance for a thunderstorm today. most of you will have a dry day. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> i looked at whether construction was cleared on the north side of the beltway. right now we do have some closures. we have one street clothes because of the greek folk festival.
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take 395 into mlk. still moving well out of the northeast. the west side checking in at 56. the rest of the major roads leading into the beltway looks fine. this is the topside of the beltway. everything cleaned up early this morning. running smoothly towards the west side. problem-free here at the moment. 295 looks clear heading down to west nursery road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> record-breaking heat is expected to return today. >> george lettis is live with the efforts to beat the heat. >> it is pretty comfortable right now.
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there is a light breeze. that will change quickly. schools will be on it have to schedule. baltimore county schools are closing two hours early. graduation ceremonies will be held as scheduled. code red heat alert on wednesday and thursday. two people in anne arundel and cecil counties have died because of the temperatures. both people or elderly and had underlying medical conditions. >> we're most concerned about the elderly. we're all at risk with these extreme temperatures. take frequent breaks and drink water. >> that is worth repeating.
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take a water bottle with you. avoid caffeine and alcohol. for a list of those cooling centers, coach for website, george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> two women who said they sought a baltimore police officer shoot and iraq war vet gave different accounts this week. sister was called to testify. she said her brother was apologizing to the woman he repeatedly tighouched. that contradicts testimony given by the woman who was touched. she said the officer stepped in. >> it is a difficult opinion to
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accept that the brother somehow feared for his life and feared for his safety, it continued for such a long distance towards an advancing my clients. >> the defense claims to tshamba shot the marine 13 times at of defense. >> a family is demanding justice after people were shot and killed. one man faces charges. >> the people's work in the backyard on the night of the shooting -- pit bulls were in the backyard during the night of the shooting. >> somehow jazzmen went into the backyard of this man -- not jazsmine went into the
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backyard. >> we were in the middle of a dinner and we got a phone call that my neighbor shot my dog and she is dead. >> charles mcconnell faces misdemeanor charges. he did not have any comment on the investigation. here is what you can do. >> do not incite the dog. try to get indoors. >> you cannot go around with a loaded weapon because you feel threatened. pitbulls are getting a better rapp. >> police will for the cells of their investigation. >> there are calls for congressman anthony wiener to
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resign. tracie potts explains he has no plans to step down. >> i wish there was some what i could defend him but i cannot. >> if at the winner coulson for advice -- >> call somebody else -- if anthony wiener calls for advice. .> i don't condone his activity i think he should resign. >> i think he should be kicked out of office for betray people's trust. >> that was worse than the picture. >> half of new york voters think he should stay. >> he was using public money and public resources, then it would matter to me. could ethics probe
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determine if you broke house rules. ger whoservative blog said he broke the story said there is one x-rated picture he will not release. >> new york is losing two seats next year. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> new efforts to make your next trip to the airport run more smoothly. this is the checkpoint of the future. passengers will be split into three lanes. most people go for the normal lane. enhance security would include people with little available to
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information about them or those randomly selected. program should be in place within the next five to seven years. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what's your biggest pet peeve about the airline industry? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> do you have to be normal to go through the normal plane? i guess it is is a matter of opinion. 70 degrees on tv hill. the murder trial of casey anthony. >> how close
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>> welcome back. the air quality is in the port range.
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the humidity is not terrible yet. 69 at the airport. would have a chance for a thunderstorm in the forecast for this afternoon. high temperatures in the mid 90's. welcome back objective forecast going into the weekend. >> the casey anthony trollope continues with forensic evidence. when is charged with killing her daughter back in 2008 -- a woman is charged with killing her 8.ughter back in 2000 pa casey anthony could face the death penalty if she is convicted. wildfire charge nearly 500
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square miles in eastern arizona. firefighters fear wins will can see to be a problem. thousand people have fled from their homes. five structures have burned so far. >> world war ii hero is honored. receive the distinguished service cross at the pentagon. he was recognized for rushing five done nest and killing 15 german soldiers in 1945. he said he was only doing his job. >> congratulations to him. 72 degrees on tv hill. >> we will look at the success behind groupon
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> 5:15. >> looks lot better than y yesterday morning. we do have a closure because of the greek festival. continued closures along, street between light street and charles. -- continued closures on conway street.] five minutes to travel on 95
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south down to the fort mchenry. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. on the north side, everything is clear. we are moving well in the outer loop toward the west side. this is traffic at the b-w parkway. both of those roadways continued to run smoothly. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. >> we're showing a few bus diversions this morning. chuck five, 46 the rate was down at madison and washington. be prepared for those delays. light rail and mature running fine from end to end. now back to tony pann. >> heat adviser in effect for today for just about everybody
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watching. the heat index will be approaching one of degrees again -- 100 degrees. six to nine at the airport right now -- 69 at the airport right now. the humidity will increase this afternoon. we're watching a cluster of thunderstorms from new york state. this not as vigorous. it holds together, some of the outflow from those thunderstorms could trigger a few storms in maryland. yesterday we had a cluster of storms, we have some cloud cover drifting southbound. not as much high, thin cloud cover. we'll see plenty of sunshine to start today. temperatures will be cooking nicely into this afternoon. hot and becoming more humid. we have a chance for a
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thunderstorm in that heat and humidity. the heat index will be around 100. the average high temperature is 81. we're shooting for 97. will be in that neighborhood for breaking a record. temperatures stay in the 70's just about everywhere. it may not get out of the 80's downtown. relief is in sight. we'll see thunderstorms develop late in the afternoon. the front will not go through until friday morning. it will be a hot day again tomorrow. maybe some of thunderstorms in the evening. 88 as the front goes through on friday. it will stall south of us. we have the chance for some rain in the forecast saturday and sunday. the weather looks fantastic by monday and tuesday with temperatures around 80.
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>> americans are increasingly taking advantage of an unusual lender. more and more employees are barred against their 401-k plans -- are borrowing against their 41 chance. there are advantages and disadvantages to this practice. you lose the interest your money would have earned what you work repaying it. a company has changed the way we bargain hunt. it is caught groupon. google offered to pay $6 billion to buy them out. groupon turned down that offer. we have more on whether the numbers add up. >> perhaps still think that could beat a romantic dinner is at half price romantic dinner.
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groupon is the leader of an on- line explosion of the daily deal business, pushing prices down by guaranteeing a certain number of customers. >> i have tried new restaurants, got discounts on hot dogs. >> instead of clipping coupons, groupon negotiates discounted prices and e-mails the discounts to their subscribers. >> groupon allows people to redefine the retail business. >> of the 2400 new customers, 900 of them have come back in multiple times. >> in just three years, groupon has gone from a tiny chicago startup to a company operating in almost 50 companies. 500 companies dish out the
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discounts. >> there were only about 50. there will be thousands. >> they take a loss on their services or their products and the end up getting inundated with customers for a brief point of time and those customers do not return. >> after paying groupon their percentage come this yoga center did not make much profit, but that wasn't their goal. >> groupon was a way to expose our facility to new students. >> it is up to each business to keep them coming back. >> created protesters go after barbie --pre to the protesters go after barbie -- creative protesters go after barbie. >> leon panetta will succeed
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robert gates. says he expects difficult choices will have to be made. he was asked about the pentagon's largest program. he said he supports reducing the $one trillion sustainment costs. we were lower yesterday. we started out positive but could not hold on. ben bernanke gave no signs about new efforts to stimulate the economy. american muscle cars are still selling better than those green hybrids. combine sales of ford mustangs and the camaro or selling better. reason is overproduction due to
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the japanese production because of the earthquake and tsunami. greenpeace going after barbie. they are accused of packaging with materials taken from rainforests. police arrested 10 protesters, including one dressed as barbie. that is business. i'm jane king. >> that angry ken picture was scary. we had the package about the popularity of groupon. we should not discount meant when it comes to coupon clipping. >> groupon hazmat coupon clipping cool again. the economy is still recovering. people are looking for deals.
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many men are looking for deals every week. >> here is the problem. i clipped the coup but i forget to take it with me. >> you have to carry the coupon. >> we will see it at 6:15. >> 72 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together.
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>> the first-ever maryland wine week is under way. this is a celebration of local wineries. 50 wineries now make wines for every palate.
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>> we're offering special dinners and doing tastings across the state. we're excited about it. >> this begins in cockeysville. go to our website for more reformation, >> time to 6 by 2 meredith vieira -- time to say goodbye to meredith vieira. her last day is today. coming up -- >> i'm george lettis. local school districts are taking precautions to be today's expected heat. we will have some tips. >> do not panic.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. some schools are dismissing early again today because of a heat alert. you can find them at the bottom of your screen. >> temperature will make it into the mid 90's today. i think we'll be in the neighborhood of a record, 97. not that bad right now with the humidity.
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i think it will go a touch this afternoon. 69 at the airport right now. shooting for a high of 96. a chance for a shower thunderstorm later today. .'m not going to say it he could not get out. he was trying to get out. >> he was trying to be a fascinator. >> i had no idea he was in my hair. >> it was assaulting her. >> i'm sorry. >> carry on. >> no more bugs in my hair.
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we have a closure because of the greek folk festival. conway street is closed because of ongoing road work in advance of the grand prix. take mlk as for alternate. heading to the airport, 295 looks good. problem-free at the moment. looks good harford in the outer loop. a smooth ride over towards the west side. across the key bridge, the east side of the beltway looks great. beautiful shot. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> the fly was looking for a cool place to land. >> the heat has taken the lives of two marylanders. >> george lettis has efforts to
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beat the heat. >> things accountable right now. a later today, people will be suffering today. the city is looking to help some people out. baltimore city schools will be on a half-day schedule. pm pre-k is cancelled. graduations sermons will be held as scheduled -- graduation ceremonies will be held as scheduled. >> it is pretty oppressive. >> on wednesday and thursday, officials have declared a code red heat alert because of the of over 100-degree temperatures. >> we're most concerned about
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the elderly and the very young. we're all at risk with these extreme temperatures. the most important thing to remember is to take frequent breaks, drink a lot of water, and stay in the shade. >> two people in anne arundel and cecil counties have died because of the hot temperatures. both people were elderly and had underlying medical conditions. >> we go down and we scanned the crowd after the third inning. we try to get them into shape so they can take a vintage of that. >> it is worth repeating. drink a lot of water. avoid alcohol and too much caffeine. make sure you check your elderly family and friends today. for a full list of those cooling centers, go to our website, george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police need your help finding a man accused of kidnapping and
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assaulting six people. the pair were kidnapped back on may 10 from pulaski highway. the victim said there were held against their will for more than an hour. baltimore city police are questioning a person of interest in connection with a rape in mount vernon. this happened tuesday afternoon. a woman was moving into her apartment when she was attacked. >> in howard county, police are searching for the woman who finally attacked another woman and then took her purse. relative video was captured on may 29. officials offered a reward of up to $500 for any information that leads to an arrest.
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one woman try to give her daughter driving lessons around lake montebello. the minivan's went into the water. all three were able to walk away. so far no charges have been filed, but they are pending. president obama travels to a college and northern virginia to unveil some ideas to put people back to work. >> rival site it is time for a new plan. kate amara is in washington with the details. >> the president is expected to announce new initiatives to train and improved america's manufacturing work force. president obama offering more ideas today to strengthen the economy and put people back to work. >> i'm not concerned about a double-dip recession. i am concerned that the recovery that we're on is not producing
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jobs as quickly as i want to happen. >> u.s. predigest 54,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate is 9.1 .%. >> ben bernanke said he believes growth will pick up in the second half of the year. the president believes gas prices are a major factor. >> it has an enormous factor on budgets. >> public support for the president's handling of the economy is dropping. republicans say mr. obama's policy has failed. >> if that was a recovery, our president needs to enter economic rehab, and the american people need to stop his policies cold turkey. >> the president indicated he looked to congress to cut payroll and investment taxes and extend unemployment benefits.
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kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 72 degrees on tv hill. another reason to lose weight. common disease that could be prevented. >> the medical alert is next. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what's your biggest pet peeve about the airline industry? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> welcome back. 75 degrees downtown.
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that baddity is not dead yet. 69 degrees at the airport. we're shooting for a high temperature of 96 today. we have the chance for a shower or thunderstorm late in the day. most of the will not see that. it will be uncomfortable. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. on tap as wet is head into the weekend. >> obesity has been linked to increased risk for alzheimer's disease. bypass surgery can lower the rest. researchers discovered weight- loss appears to reduce the proteins that form plaques in the brain. they compared blood samples before and after it went the surgery losing an average of 86
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pounds. patients had a 22% reduction in the expression of alzheimer's jeans, reducing the risk of developing the disease. >> women who take stress reduction classes are better able to deal with menopause. a weekly class included stretching exercises. women who took the classic were less bothered by their hot flashes compared to those on a waiting list for the class. they also approved federal and improvement in the quality of their life. >> 70 degrees on tv hill. coming up, a look at our top stories. >> a deadly bacteria continues to spread. details on the source of the e. details on the source of the e. coli
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's see what is going on out
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there. we have a couple of closures. there is a closure between eastern and foster because of the greek festival. conway street is closed between light and charles. you can take 395 into mlk as an alternate. 11 minutes on the west side of the loop. let's give you a live view of traffic. volume picking up just a bit in the outer loop at harford road. moving well want to get to the west side. we're problem-free at the key bridge. both lubes checking out fine. tunneled traffic moving fine. -- both loops checking out fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. >> we have some differences on the bus line. the 29 is diverting. watch out for the 61 diverting at light and conway street.
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46 line diverting at madison. light rail and mature running problem-free. penn, camden, and brunswick lines showing no delays. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. heat advisory in effect for today. the heat index will be at or above 100 degrees. the eastern shore counties are not included, but will be just as hot. i do not know why they did not include the eastern shore counties in the advisory. 65 in parkton. dew points in the low to mid 60's's . cool start to climb. we are watching a cluster of thunderstorms from new york state. this one is not as strong or vigorous. as it travels southbound, some of the outflow from the
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thunderstorms could meet with the heat and humidity in maryland. we have a chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon. most of you will not see that. it will be hot and uncomfortable with hazy sunshine. southwest wind at 10. temperatures will be in the 90's. the average high temperature is 81. the record is 97. that was set back in 1999. we'll be in that neighborhood to break were tight record later today. the skies will clear overnight. warm and muggy. most of the will stay in the 90's. relief is in sight as we have for the day tomorrow. a cold front will be approaching from the west. it won't go through until friday morning. we have a chance for a thunderstorm in the forecast late afternoon on thursday. it will be just as hot. high temperature around 96. better chance for rain on
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friday, 88. the high temperatures in the los mid 80's this weekend. the weather looks beautiful early next week. around 80 with overnight lows in the 50 's. >> the deadly e. coli s train continues to spread. officials believe the center of the disease is the region around northern germany. >> there are new cases of e. coli developing every single day. 100 in 24 hours. the daily numbers are small. the mystery remains, where this is coming from. let's get to the bottom of this. that is what officials have been trying to do. they have pointed the finger any organic sprout farm. the test they did at the farm all came back negative.
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officials are going to test again. they think it is possible the farm could be the source. they say to not eat raw sprouts . some say do not eat any rot vegetables. that has drawn sharp criticism from the eu. farmers are losing tens of millions of dollars. >> this has not been proven by analysis. as the spreads, unjustified fears. >> the public is to be kept safe. back to you. >> firefighters battle flames in northwest baltimore dealing with 90 degree heat. skyteam was over garrison boulevard. several different fires broke out in vacant buildings.
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no report of any injuries. because of the fire remains under investigation. two women who say this side baltimore city police officer shooting a war veteran gave a different accounts of the witness stand. lawyers for officer to tshamba called victim tyrone brown's sister to testify. she said her brother was apologizing to the woman who we inappropriately touched when officer to shop it pulled out his gun. but the woman claims when she slapped brown in response, he raised his hands as if to hit her. that is when she says officer to shop by steps in -- that is when she says officer tshamba steps iped. in. 31,000 signatures have been
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validated. the next deadline is at the end of the month. >> 5:50. 72 degrees on tv hill. so much more had -- >> including a look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> this morning we asked -- what's your biggest pet peeve about the airline industry? >> keep sending us those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of >> good morning, everybody. the orioles go for the sweep against the oakland a's at camden yards. you never know anything about major league baseball. 10 days ago, the a's swept the orioles in oakland. they have not won a game since. how about j.j. hardy? second pitch of the game. a home run.
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at brady anderson -- look out, brady anderson. chris jakubauskas made his first start. cliff pennington, a hit off the ankle. this sit with a line drive off the ankle. he stays in the game and gets the win. luke scott, his first run in at-bats.ec80 adam jones. 4-0 orioles. they go for the suite tonight -- they go for the sweep tonight. the mavericks pulled even
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against miami. lebron james and miami in control. third quarter. 32 for wade. lebron james scored eight points. dirk nowitzki telling a sinus infection. last chance right here. dwyane wade loses control. mike miller -- no good. two games apiece. the nfl owners and players met again in new york. huh/ football? ? football? >> a college student is missing
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in indiana. police hope will reveal some clues. >> will meet when the athletes expected to compete in this weekend's special olympics. >> temperatures will soar into the 90's in the next couple of days. relief over the weekend. >> we have been enjoying a pretty quiet ride. we'll let you know if we of any changes.
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